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Person in custody dies in public hospital

     A female person in custody at Lo Wu Correctional Institution died in public hospital yesterday (December 10).

     The 40-year-old person in custody was sentenced to Lo Wu Correctional Institution for an offence of theft on November 30. She had a history of drug abuse through injection for a long period of time. At 7.31pm yesterday, she found bleeding at her lower limb while taking bath inside the dormitory bathroom and shouted for staff assistance. The officers immediately arrived at the scene and rendered first-aid on her. Subsequently, she was transferred by ambulance to a public hospital for treatment. Later her condition deteriorated and was certified dead at 10.05pm.

     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.

Ends/Friday, December 11, 2015
Issued at HKT 13:15